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Visalia getting LGBT Center

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  • Last Updated: Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:39
  • Published: Sunday, 27 March 2016 03:26
  • Written by Jim Reeves
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For those landing here from my blog Alternating Currents, sorry for the error in the link!

Here is the correct link.  This will take you to the Times Delta article. (Gannett's program won't let me go back in and correct an error once a blog is posted. They really need to fix that!)

Opening in May, theSOURCE (http://thesourcelgbt.org), promises to be an important reSOURCE and focal point for the LGBT community.  Serving Tulare and Kings Counties from the main office in Visalia, and with satellite offices planned in Tulare and other cities, it will become the hub of activities, referrals, information, social activities, history, and more.  With contacts and advice from  one of California's premiere LGBT organizations, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, theSOURCE will provide a central clearinghouse for the gay community and our allies.  With special focus on LGBT youth services, transgender issues, and improving access to mental and physical health services, it will be a safe place for young and old to learn and grow.  

From the webpage of theSOURCE LGBT Center:

Our MISSION is to provide spaces within our communities for the LGBT+ population to Learn, Grow, Belong, Transform, Question +Support.  Our VISION: cultivate new resources through advocacy, partnerships and fundraisingto unite and advance the LGBT+ community in Tulare & Kings Counties.

Fundraising for theSOURCE has rocketed, with the group's initial $5,000 goal nearing achievement in a few short weeks.  Hosted at a Crowdrise site, online donations can be made here.  Amounts over the $5,000 goal will be directed towards operations and activities of the new center.

On Saturday, March 27, 2016, the VIsalia Times Delta highlighted the new group and it's founders, in a bold and extensive article in the "Inspire" section.  That article can be seen here.  

theSOURCE will be located at 208 W. Main, Suite B, Visalia. (downstairs at the Montgomery Plaza). Stay tuned for hours of operation.  Facebook here.  Webpage here.  Mail to theSOURCE PO Box 188, Visalia, CA 93279